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A Clare voice in the ‘fear and unease’ of Sydney

The Bondi Junction shopping centre attack in Sydney on Saturday has created a huge “sense of fear and unease” in the city, according to a North Clare Mental Health Manager who has revealed he could have been stabbed if his haircut had taken longer. Six people were killed and several others were injured in the attack, including a small child. Police shot the 40-year-old attacker dead. Niall Naughton believes the perpetrator conducted several stabbings on multiple floors of the shopping centre. “I was on Level Three. I think the first stabbings happened on Level Four. I was just moments away. If I was any longer getting my hair cut, ultimately I could have been in that situation. I probably would have been stabbed,” he said. “I consider Sydney a home away from home. It is a fantastic place to live and work. I have a really good work life balance. It is a very safe place to live. “The attack …

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Third man arrested in Kilkee fatal stabbing

A third man has been taken into custody by gardaí investigating the fatal stabbing of 25 year-old Karl Haugh from Kilkee. Mr Haugh, a father of one, sustained fatal stab wounds during an altercation at Marion Estate at approximately 1.15am on Sunday morning. He was removed to University Hospital Limerick where he was pronounced dead. Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis has since carried out a post-mortem examination. The man, in is 20s, was arrested in the West Clare area and is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Ennis Garda Station. This brings to three the number of people in custody as part of the investigation. Two others, also in their 20’s, are detained at Kilrush Garda Station. Members of the Clare Divisional Crime Scene Investigation Unit carried out a technical examination of the scene while gardaí have also appointed a Garda Liaison Officer to the Mr Haugh’s family. It has also emerged that Karl Haugh …

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